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Catskiing and Heliskiing in Finland: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

FAQs: Heliskiing and Catskiing in Finland

What should I know about Heliskiing and Catskiing Finland?

Since you will both enter and depart from Finland from the Helsinki international airport, take some time to explore the city either before or after your trip. Take in some of the architecture by visiting the houses of parliament before heading to Temppeliaukio Kirkko, an underground church.

Once you have left the capital and are on your way to the backcountry, there are a number of options from which to choose. The east of Lapland is a particularly popular area due to the presence of the Scandinavian Mountains.

While these mountains may not be the highest on the continent, the powder is pristine – rarely touched by other skiers – and the views are second to none. Using a helicopter allows you to head to various different peaks ranging from 600 meters to 1.400 meters in elevation.

Why should I choose Finland for my Heliskiing and Catskiing adventure?

See the Northern Lights

From December until March is prime time to see the Northern Lights. And Lapland is one of the prime places from which to see them! Take advantage of little light pollution and the long hours of darkness to witness this spectacularly beautiful phenomenon play out over the Arctic sky.

Avoid the crowds

Unlike many other popular European ski holiday destinations, there are no crowded slopes here. Enjoy the feeling of solitude as you head out over this vast and empty landscape/ Enjoy more fresh powder than elsewhere in Europe and careen down Finland’s slop[es without worrying about other skiers getting in the way.

Stunning scenery

Finland is an absolutely beautiful country and there is plenty to see here from modest mountains to large stretches of the Taiga forest along with pristine rivers and lakes. Heliskiing gets you up above all of this so you can see the landscapes unfold beneath you. Getting onto the slopes gives you a different angle from which to absorb the beauty too.

What can I expect from the weather in Finland?

Winter lasts for about seven months in northern Finland. Average daily temperatures are around -6°C to -10°C during the winter. Northern Finland receives about 500 to 600 mm of snow per year!

How can I get to Finland?

Any trip to Finland will begin with a flight into the Helsinki International Airport (HEL). From here, you will likely take a connecting flight to regional airports in Enontekiö (ENF), Ivalo (IVL) or Kittilä (KTT), where you will meet with your guide or transfer by car or bus to the starting point of the trip.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Finland?

Finnish, Swedish, Sami

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What’s the high season for Heliskiing and Catskiing in Finland?

February to April

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